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Italian Starters recipes


Last Updated : Feb 18,2019



इटैलियन स्टार्टस् - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Italian Starters recipes in Hindi)
ઇટાલિયન સ્ટાર્ટસ્ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Italian Starters recipes in Gujarati)

Italian Starters Recipes, Vegetarian Italian Starters

Italian Starters Recipes. Vegetarian Italian Starters. Italian starters are not only scrumptious and tasty but also very appealing to look at, which makes them an ideal choice to serve at parties! The appetizing aroma and dainty appearance of starters like Risotto Balls with Pizza Sauce, Italian Style Baby Potatoes and Roasted Bell Pepper Crostini make them simply irresistible.

Layered Burrata Cheese and TomatoesLayered Burrata Cheese and Tomatoes

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta is a popular Italian starter. Basil and tomatoes add subtle flavour and texture to this easy-to-make snack. Have a couple of pieces to satisfy mid-morning or mid-evening hunger pangs. Similarly, you can make Pesto and Roasted Red Capsicum Bruschetta. To get the full flavour, marinate the topping well. Risotto is a classic Italian preparation of rice simmered with cheese, milk, cream and pepper. We have turned this traditional dish into a delightful Italian starter. Risotto Balls with Pizza Sauce is perfect for serving with drinks before a meal.

Pesto and Roasted Red Capsicum BruschettaPesto and Roasted Red Capsicum Bruschetta

Vegetarian Italian Starters

Baked potatoes are another classic appetizer. We have perked them up by cutting into half and stuffing with spaghetti. Stuffed Potatoes with Spaghetti is a winner when it comes to preparing a tasty yet different starter, which has something to offer everybody – be it the snack lover, the spaghetti freak or the diner who dwells on tangy thrills.

Stuffed Potatoes in White SauceStuffed Potatoes in White Sauce

Crostini is another popular starter recipe from Italy. Mushroom Olive Crostini made on a sliced bread instead of French bread is a quick-fix starter I look upon when I have friends coming over. Using colorful vegetables you can make an Italian Open Toast Sandwich with dried herbs.

Italian starter platter

Create an Italian starter platter with Herbed Pizza Strips, Pizza Twists. Though they taste amazing as it is, you can serve them with rich and creamy Veggie Curd Dip or Creamy Cheese Dip.

Fried Mozzarella Sticks, Homemade Fried Cheese SticksFried Mozzarella Sticks, Homemade Fried Cheese Sticks

Gooey, melt-in-the-mouth Mozzarella sticks require not more than 6 ingredients. Another delightful Italian starter is the Jalapeno Mayo Balls. They are crisp on the outside and have a tangy mayo stuffing in the center.

Enjoy our Italian Starters Recipes. Vegetarian Italian Starters and other Italian articles below.

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Raw Banana Crispies
Recipe# 8613
11 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect starter to serve at parties, these Raw Banana Crispies are so crisp and tasty it is difficult to guess that raw bananas and not potatoes are used to make it. With no-onion, no-garlic tomato sauce or any other spicy dip, these delectable crispies feel really good on the palate – especially ....
Fried Mozzarella Sticks, Homemade Fried Cheese Sticks
Recipe# 36313
27 Feb 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
This crunchy accompaniment is cheese, cheese and cheese all the way through, so nothing can please cheese-lovers more! A simple flavouring of oregano and chilli-flakes ensures that the overall effect is very pleasing. Fried mozzarella sticks can also be served as a party
Creamy Cheese Dip
Recipe# 4930
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A cheese dip delicately flavoured with capsicum and mustard. This creamy dip compliments beautifully with most deep fried starters like wafers, nachos, bread pieces, croquettes etc.
Stuffed Potatoes with Spaghetti
Recipe# 39779
11 Jan 15

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by Tarla Dalal
Potatoes, stuffed with an exotic herbed mixture of spaghetti, sun-dried tomatoes and capsicum, are topped with cheese and baked to perfection, till the cheese melts and the filling fuses with the potatoes, resulting in a perfect starter! For your Stuffed Potato with Spaghetti to be firm, remember no ....
Chinese Panini
Recipe# 41670
26 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A fusion of Italian and Oriental cuisine, the Chinese Panini is a sumptuous snack of Panini bread, grilled with a filling that combines juicy veggies, crunchy fried noodles and tongue-tickling sauces. ....
Italian Style Baby Potatoes
Recipe# 36941
26 Jun 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Baby potatoes are truly very lovable – small and cute to behold and soft and sweet to taste! here is a very aesthetic way of preparing this delicious starter, with cream, butter, cheese and italian seasonings. The final garnish of parsley imparts a tempting aroma to the preparation, and also adds sp ....
Cheesy Rice Tartlet
Recipe# 39577
20 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Crispy bread tartlets are topped with a creamy mixture of soft rice, gooey cheese, and crunchy and colourful veggies flavoured with garlic and chilli flakes. The Cheesy Rice Tartlet features myriad textures and flavours dominated by that of cheese. A generous portion of rice in the filling not only ....
Cutlets in Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti
Recipe# 2202
11 Jan 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
The combination of cutlets and spaghetti makes this starter quite sumptuous, while the tomato sauce provides all the flavours you need to by-pass a separate accompaniment. Overall, the Cutlets in Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti is a winner when it comes to preparing a tasty yet different starter, which ....
Roasted Bell Pepper and Feta Cheese Panini
Recipe# 41640
01 Apr 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bell peppers, when brushed with oil and roasted with the peel on, imbibe an amazing aroma and flavour, which add value to any dish that it is used in! Here, we have employed the magic of roasted bell pepper to add josh to a lovely, cheesy Panini. Panini is a type of
Baked Eggplants Topped with Curds
Recipe# 41523
28 Feb 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Baked Eggplants Topped with Curds is a simple recipe with common ingredients, but works as a great appetizer! The brinjals are baked twice – first salted, and again with a coating of olive oil, ginger, garlic and other tongue-tickling ingredients. The interesting thing is that after all this ....
Layered Burrata Cheese and Tomatoes
Recipe# 41775
18 May 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Burrata is a special type of cheese made with mozzarella and cream. This unusual Italian cheese has a soft texture and fresh flavour, which combines beautifully with breads as well as veggies. In this innovative starter, tomato slices are layered with burrat ....
Roasted Garlic Crostini
Recipe# 41733
01 May 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Crostini are dainty starters made of crisped bread topped with yummy ingredients. Here, a strongly flavoured mixture of roasted garlic mashed with sea salt is used to give the crostini a succulent mouth-feel and irresistible flavour. Sea salt ha ....
Stuffed Potatoes in White Sauce
Recipe# 39999
11 Feb 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An exquisite preparation of potatoes stuffed with sharply flavoured jalapenos, tangy sun-dried tomatoes and aromatic basil, floated in a creamy white sauce, this creation will raise you from the cadre of a good cook to a gourmet chef in the eyes of your guests! Baking imparts the perfect texture and ....
Burrata Cheese and Cherry Tomato Crostini
Recipe# 41671
12 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Crostini sounds like the name of a famous music composer, but it isn’t! It is a class of Italian appetizers, made of small slices of grilled or toasted bread, brushed with butter or olive oil, and topped with varied cheeses, sauces, veggies or even fruits. T ....
Mushroom Cheese and Spring Onions Panini
Recipe# 41651
03 Apr 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you think Panini is just another grilled sandwich, try it once and you will realize the difference. A Panini is a special type of Italian grilled sandwich, which is never made with regular sliced bread. Although traditionally breads like baguette, ciabatt ....
Burrata Cheese and Basil Garlic Crostini
Recipe# 41637
01 Apr 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
One of Italian cuisine’s wonderful gifts to the world, the crostini is an appetizing variety of snack made by topping dainty pieces of crisp bread with yummy toppings. While half the charm lies in the olive oil laced bread, the rest of the magic is worked by ....
Burrata Cheese and Garlic Crostini
Recipe# 41638
20 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Herby, garlicky and cheesy, this crostini easily classifies as amazing! Crispy, golden brown pieces of French bread are laced with olive oil and topped with an enticing combination of cheese, garlic and herbs with a sprinkling of chilli flakes for added spice. The Burrata Cheese and Garlic C ....
Pesto and Mozzarella Panini, Grilled Sandwich
Recipe# 41642
02 Apr 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pesto is a lovely Italian sauce with the warm taste of walnut and basil. In this recipe, we have used pesto to make Panini, a special type of grilled sandwich made with breads like baguette, ciabatta and michetta. The Pesto and Mozzarella Panini is a classic ....
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Panini
Recipe# 41636
01 Apr 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When we think of Panini, savoury versions are the first to come to our mind. Still, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Panini proves that the sweet ones are equally tempting. Panini is a special type of grilled sandwich, which is made with exotic breads like baguette, ciabetta and michetta. The ....
Cottage Cheese Dumplings with Spinach Sauce
Recipe# 747
24 Mar 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The cottage cheese dumplings used in this preparation is special in many ways. Firstly, there is a perfect balance of textures – with soft paneer, crunchy cabbage and mushy potatoes for binding. Then, it is notable that these dumplings are steamed and not deep-fried. Then, of course, there is the he ....
Ricotta and Spinach  Crostini
Recipe# 41525
01 Mar 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Dainty little slices of crisp bread, topped with appetizing ingredients like cheese, veggies, herbs and sauces, crostinis are undoubtedly one of the most popular starters from the Italian repertoire. A platter of Cro ....
Ricotta and Basil  Crostini
Recipe# 41527
28 Jun 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Basil gives an appetizing aroma to any dish that it features in. Here is an awesome crostini from our Italian collection, which features a topping of ricotta cheese, laced with a mixture of basil in honey. A squeeze of lemon and a dash of pepper heighten the flavour of the Ricotta and Basil Cros ....
Pesto and Roasted Red Capsicum Bruschetta
Recipe# 41254
21 Nov 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bruschetta is a classic Italian appetizer made of grilled bread brushed with butter or olive oil, and then topped with any veggies or sauces of your choice. In this irresistible version, the bruschetta is topped with pesto, a traditional sauce that is rich i ....
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Italian Starters
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 on 20 Feb 18 10:42 PM


ty very much refrnch
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Tarla Dalal    We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
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21 Feb 18 09:08 AM
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 on 10 Aug 16 04:18 PM


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10 Aug 16 05:35 PM
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 on 12 Apr 15 09:38 AM